Teacher Mentoring and Induction
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Teacher Mentoring and Induction
The State of the Art and Beyond

Afterword by Dennis Sparks



© 2005 | 280 pages | Corwin
"The material is useful not only for beginners just starting to look at mentoring, but also for those with years of experience. It is one of the best books I've read on the topic."
Carole Cooper, Director of Academic Accountability
St. Charles Community Unit School District, IL

"Ensuring that our newest colleagues are properly inducted and supported must be a top priority for all educators. Teacher Mentoring and Induction is a wonderful resource for those who care about the future of the teaching profession."
Terry Dozier, Director, Center for Teacher Leadership
Virginia Commonwealth University

"The implications for the field are presented in a user-friendly manner. The examples of induction and mentoring programs are very thoughtfully examined to provide readers with multiple ways to approach and reach success in planning and implementing programs in their local setting."
Theresa Rouse, Assessment & Program Evaluation Coordinator
Monterey County Office of Education, CA

Drastically reduce attrition rates and rapidly transform new teachers into experienced professionals!

One out of every two new teachers will quit teaching within five years; however, studies show that comprehensive induction programs can slash attrition rates in half and dramatically accelerate the professional development of new teachers.

Teacher Mentoring and Induction combines an overview of the current state of induction and mentoring with cutting-edge strategies for developing a new program or improving an existing one. In this extraordinary resource, the top names in this field examine how various mentoring and induction programs are developed, identifying areas of effectiveness to determine how successful programs can be replicated.

Contributors include:

  • Tom Ganser
  • Mark Bower
  • Harry K. Wong
  • Ellen Moir
  • Hal Portner
  • Jean Casey & Ann Claunch
  • James Rowley
  • Barry Sweeny
  • Bruce Wellman & Laura Lipton
  • Susan Villani
  • Janice Hall
  • Ted Britton & Lynn Paine
  • Dennis Sparks
The definitive book on teacher induction and mentoring, this groundbreaking work is divided into three parts: Part I describes the developmental processes and philosophical underpinnings of exemplary programs, Part II focuses on mentoring constructs and best practices, and Part III connects mentoring and induction to broader educational issues.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Editor
 
About the Contributors
 
Introduction
 
Part I: Developing and Designing Mentoring and Induction Programs
Tom Ganser
1. Learning From the Past--Building for the Future
Mark Bower
2. Developing a District's Mentoring Plan: From Vision to Reality
Harry K. Wong
3. New Teacher Induction: The Foundation for Comprehensive, Coherent, and Sustained Professional Development
Ellen Moir
4. Launching the Next Generation of Teachers: The New Teacher Center's Model for Quality Induction and Mentoring
Hal Portner
5. Embedding Induction and Mentoring Into the School's Culture
Jean Casey and Ann Claunch
6. The Stages of Mentor Development
James Rowley
7. Mentor Teachers as Instructional Coaches
Barry Sweeny
8. Mentoring: A Matter of Time and Timing
Bruce Wellman and Laura Lipton
9. Cultivating Learning Focused Relationships Between Mentor Pairs
 
Part III: Connecting Mentoring and Induction to Broader Issues
Susan Villani
10. Mentoring Promotes Teacher Leadership
Janice Hall
11. Promoting Quality Programs Through State-School Relationships
Ted Britton and Lynn Paine
12. Applying Ideas From Other Countries
Dennis Sparks
Afterword: The Gift That One Generation Gives the Next
 
Index

"The material is useful not only for beginners just starting to look at mentoring, but also for those with years of experience. It is one of the best books I've read on the topic."

Carole Cooper, Director of Academic Accountability
St. Charles Community Unit School District, IL

"Ensuring that our newest colleagues are properly inducted and supported must be a top priority for all educators. Teacher Mentoring and Induction is a wonderful resource for those who care about the future of the teaching profession."

Terry Dozier, Director, Center for Teacher Leadership
Virginia Commonwealth University

"The implications for the field are presented in a user-friendly manner. The examples of induction and mentoring programs are very thoughtfully examined to provide readers with multiple ways to approach and reach success in planning and implementing programs in their local setting."

Theresa Rouse, Assessment & Program Evaluation Coordinator
Monterey County Office of Education, CA

"Porter and colleagues have written a text that can be practically applied in a variety of settings. The topic is very timely in today's troubled atmosphere of teacher retention versus increasing accountability. This book will appeal to a wide audience of teachers and administrators."

Mentoring & Tutoring, November 2007, Vol. 15, No. 4

"Based on the research and experience of its contributors, this book provides a solid overview of some of the critical challenges in developing and implementing effective mentoring programs. It is most useful to the readers who seek a cursory understanding of this topic and for the practitioners who may use the appended exercises to analyze their own mentoring and induction program."

Harvard Educational Review, Summer 2008
Key features

Represents an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of mentoring and induction, as far as looking toward a more formal, standards-drive uniform approach.

Complements the current list and professional development titles, as well as having legs into the higher education market.

Journals: JTE, EUS, UEQ


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Preface

Chapter 1: Learning From the Past - Building for the Future


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